Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Sara Baldwin,
Acting Executive Director

Outstanding Park Authority Volunteers to be Honored

elly doyleNineteen Fairfax County Park Authority volunteers will be honored as Outstanding Volunteers at the 2020 Elly Doyle Park Service Awards virtual celebration in November.

Volunteers offer invaluable services at county parks, recreation facilities, golf courses, nature centers and historic sites.

In fiscal year 2019, more than 5,000 volunteers provided 188,386 volunteer service hours to the Park Authority.

Those volunteers, who work at a wide variety of park locations and serve diverse needs, include the following individuals who will be honored for outstanding service:


  • Debbie Berry – Providence RECenter
  • Ronald “Ronnie” Billodeaux – Frying Pan Farm Park
  • Roberta Bucher – Huntley Meadows Park
  • Allison Carnathan – Sully Historic Site
  • Lisa Dickenson – Oak Marr RECenter
  • Bob Dinse – Hidden Oaks Nature Center
  • Lina Le Faucheur – Spring Hill RECenter
  • Sara Holtz – Invasive Management Area Program
  • Karen Hunter – Cub Run RECenter
  • Mary Alice Huybrechts – Green Spring Gardens
  • Janet Jaeger – Lee District RECenter
  • Richard Langguth – Twin Lakes Golf Course
  • Johnny T. Lopez – South Run RECenter
  • Ron Pickett – Laurel Hill Golf Club
  • Peggy Plunkett – Audrey Moore RECenter
  • Savannah Purdy – Hidden Pond Nature Center
  • Robert "Tim" Schnoor – Adapted Aquatics at Spring Hill RECenter
  • Tony Williams – Mount Vernon RECenter
  • Justinian "Juss" Wright – Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

The Elly Doyle Park Service Awards were established by the Park Authority in 1988 in recognition of former Park Authority Board Chairman and member Ellamae Doyle’s years of outstanding service toward the preservation of parkland and establishment of natural and recreational areas for the benefit of Fairfax County residents. The purpose of the annual awards is to publicly recognize volunteers for outstanding contributions to Fairfax County parks.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities in the parks or to register as a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer in the Parks website.

For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662 or at

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